Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I also found some time to do some scouting for Core77. Dwell on Design had so much talent to showcase! This was the runaway favorite on the first day. Just ask all the kids swarming the chicken coop.
Text and photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: LinYee Yuan
Published: 27 June 2011, Core77

The clucking of live chickens generated some excitement at this weekend's Dwell on Design and I think it's safe to say that urban homesteading is on its way up. We reported about RAAD Architects' chicken coop during this year's ICFF in New York and we're excited to see a Los Angeles counterpart presented at Dwell on Design. But this time, the modernist coop was more of a moveable feast.

Los Angeles-based design duo 100xBTR made its first foray into designing for the urban homesteader with a movable chicken coop on wheels and a Japanese-style beehive. Although the outfit typically designs lighting and furniture, one half of the duo, Will Rollins, actually keeps bees and chickens and addressed some of his needs through the design. [read more]


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